The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Quote by Plato
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For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.
One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don't believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
I woke up full of hate and fear the day before the most recent peace march in San Francisco. This was disappointing: I'd hoped to wake up feeling somewhere between Virginia Woolf and Wavy Gravy.
I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
My sisters have been baptized and my dad is a deacon at his church now. Sadly my mother passed away but what I can say is that the Jehovah Witnesses took very good care of her up until she died.